Pedigree: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to sophomore Ronnie Beers, who put on a show when Michigan Tech came to town for homecoming. Beers rushed for three touchdowns and 87 rushing yards on 17 carries and caught a touchdown as well. Beers has 58 carries for 385 yards on the season to go along with six rushing touchdowns.
Get to know the running back from Canal Fulton…
Major: Business Management
High School: Canal Fulton
Q: When did you start playing football?
A: When I was six.
Q: Why do you wear number 32?
A: I wear it because my older cousin wore it. He was my idol growing up. He played for Jackson High School and Akron University.
Q: What motivates you to play?
A: I love the game, and I love playing for my family and friends.
Q: What do you want to do with your major?
A: I’m not exactly sure yet.
Q: Favorite type of candy?
A: Milky Way
Q: If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?
A: Probably a lion because he is the king of the jungle.
Q: How has your experience been as a Malone athlete?
A: It’s been great. It has changed me physically, mentally, and spiritually as well.
Q: What have you taken away from it so far?
A: Patience and growth. That winning is great, but I have to learn from losing. Also, the degree is what will carry me through life.
Q: What’s something most people don’t know about you?
A: I can beat box, and I have a large family, five brothers and one sister.
Q: What’s your favorite cartoon show?
A: Don’t really have that much time to enjoy cartoons right now, but Spongebob for sure.
Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
A: Hopefully, somewhere being successful and being a football coach, that’s something I would love to do. I want to be somewhere along the southern Atlantic or Pacific.